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    Default rigs explained and recommended

    Totally new to fishing. I have decided to get a 10m pole. I have bought all the equipment needed except the rigs. It seems important to chose the right rig but I'm struggling to narrow it down to what I need. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Steve, the type of rigs you need depends very much on where you are fishing and what you hope/expect to catch. Could you provide a bit more detail please.

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    Hi Ian, I'm only going to my local pond which is stocked with F1’s and Ide, with Tench, Crucian Carp and Chub.

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    Steve

    I don't really use ready made rigs but I'd say you don't need to go to light , main line around 4 or 5 lb and 3 to 4 lb hook links . Floats between 0.5 g and 1.0 g , hooks between 14 to 18 probably worth pre tied hooks to start with. Drennan and Kamasan do decent ones . A loop tyer is worth getting . I would also say to start fishing with bait on the bottom and then see if the fish are feeding higher in the water , you will get bites before the float settles if they are . There are plenty of people on here who can offer advise.
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    Steve

    I don't really use ready made rigs but I'd say you don't need to go to light , main line around 4 or 5 lb and 3 to 4 lb hook links . Floats between 0.5 g and 1.0 g , hooks between 14 to 18 probably worth pre tied hooks to start with. Drennan and Kamasan do decent ones . A loop tyer is worth getting . I would also say to start fishing with bait on the bottom and then see if the fish are feeding higher in the water , you will get bites before the float settles if they are . There are plenty of people on here who can offer advise.
    Preston Innovations Loop Tyer & Disgorger - Buy Online
    Top 5 pole rigs that you need to try! — Angling Times

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    Default Re: rigs explained and recommended

    Quote Originally Posted by stevo520 View Post
    Totally new to fishing. I have decided to get a 10m pole. I have bought all the equipment needed except the rigs. It seems important to chose the right rig but I'm struggling to narrow it down to what I need. Any help would be appreciated.
    I’m curious to know that as a total newcomer you’ve opted to start your adventure with a pole as opposed to a rod and reel, any specific reason?

    Good luck and enjoy.

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    my local pond had an open day for kids so I took my son along and they showed him how to pole fish. But I'm hoping to try rod and reel in the future

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    Line I go with 0.16 with a ).14 hook length as you a novice I look for a heaver float say 0.75g general rule is 0.1g per foot depth to start but I use 0.3 for up to 6'
    Hook size is more on what bait your using but a 16 I go with a strong on B911 or similar that will work maggot or corn
    Elastic I like Hydro and would use white but a solid around 8 or 10 is OK in summer

    Best of luck I love the pole !

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    When starting out then ready made rigs are perfectly okay providing you check the knots and the sharpness of the hook and think carefully about the shot positionsm and any decent tackle shop ought to be able to guide you on what to get for your venue.

    Here on FM there are some very good guides on pole fishing so spend a little time searching the archives here.

    Good luck and let us know how you get on . . . . .

    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

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    Thanks for the advice guys. As I said I'm totally new to this so please don't feel you are pointing out the obvious, chances are your advice will be new and useful to me.

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